Alternative Investments

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Interactive Broker Group To Buy SMA 'Robo-Advisor'

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In a deal apparently partly inspired by the growing “robo-advisor” trend, electronic broker Interactive Brokers Group has agreed to acquire an online SMA platform.

Paulson Gets More Time From IRS For Reinsurance Tax Savings

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Hedge fund managers including billionaire John Paulson won’t immediately face new limits on their use of insurance in offshore tax havens.

Short-Selling Herds Finding April Is The Cruelest Month Since 2009

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April is shaping up to be one of the roughest months of the bull market for those who have borrowed shares and piled into some of the most in-demand short positions.

TIAA-Cref, Other Investors Sue, Alleging $900M Fee-Driven Scheme By Schorsch

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A hidden scheme generated more than $900 million in managers’ fees and bonuses at American Realty Capital Properties, investors said in a lawsuit.

Schwarzman’s Blackstone Seals Dominance With Property Deals

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Recent moves highlight the New York-based company's dominance in alternative asset management.

SEC’s Aguilar: Increase Structured Note Regs To Protect Retail Investors

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SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar says more stringent regulation of structured notes is needed immediately to protect small investors.

Investors Look To Alternatives, Says Natixis

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Investors are highly optimistic about their investment returns this year, according to a Natixis survey.

BlackRock To Close Or Combine Some Money-Market Funds, Says WSJ

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The world's largest money manager will close or consolidate some money-market funds as the company responds to recent regulatory reforms, says 'The Wall Street Journal.'

Hedge Fund Investors Seek Hungry Managers As Old Guard Fails

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Frustrated with the mediocre performance of some of the industry’s old guard, investors hoping for higher returns are writing checks to a handful of new funds.

Alternative Investors Failing To Diversify, Experts Warn

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Financial advisors are defeating the diversification advantage of alternatives by focusing their clients’ money in too few funds, experts told attendees of an Insured Retirement Institute seminar.

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